Posts tagged "rape culture"
Penn State Under Investigation for Handling of Sexual Assault and Harassment on Campus

Penn State Under Investigation for Handling of Sexual Assault and Harassment on Campus

"Our initial review of Penn State's sexual harassment policy, compounded by a dramatic increase in the number of forcible sex offenses occurring on camp[us as reported by the university itself, raised legal concerns that compelled us to investigate."
Report Shows Increase in Officer-on-Inmate Sexual Assault in US Prisons

Report Shows Increase in Officer-on-Inmate Sexual Assault in US Prisons

A new report issued by the Justice Department's Bureau of Justice Statistics indicates that allegations of rape and sexual assault by prison inmates are increasing, and that 49 percent of the alleged crimes involve correctional officers.
We Applaud The White House Initiative to Prevent Campus Rape

We Applaud The White House Initiative to Prevent Campus Rape

"This is a momentous day for the movement to end violence against women and, in particular, campus rape."
Report: Burma Army Uses Rape as Weapon of War

Report: Burma Army Uses Rape as Weapon of War

The Women's League of Burma (WLB) released a report on Tuesday revealing the Burmese Army's continued, systematic rape of girls and women since the country's 2010 elections.

Brutal Assault and Death of Teenage Girl Spark Protests in India

Protests have erupted in India after a 16-year-old girl was gang raped in two separate attacks and fatally set on fire. Via Shutterstock The girl was first assaulted in late October by more than six men near her home in Madhyagram town, near Calcutta. She went to the police the next day to report it, and...
President Obama Signs Defense Bill Expanding Efforts to Prevent Military Sexual Assault

President Obama Signs Defense Bill Expanding Efforts to Prevent Military Sexual Assault

Late last week, President Obama signed into law the National Defense Authorization Act of 2014 (NDAA), which expands efforts to prevent sexual assault and strengthens protections for victims.
UConn Under Federal Investigation For Mishandling Sexual Assault Cases

UConn Under Federal Investigation For Mishandling Sexual Assault Cases

The US Department of Education's Office of Civil Rights informed the University of Connecticut on Monday that it will investigate the school for allegedly mishandling sexual assault cases and violating Title IX, the federal law that requires colleges to eliminate gender-based discrimination.
Military Sexual Assault Victims Barred from Essential Disability Benefits

Military Sexual Assault Victims Barred from Essential Disability Benefits

According to the report, the VA scrutinizes claims made by sexual assault victims more intently, even when they provide the kind of documentation their counterparts are not required to.
Outrage Over Kenya Rape Grows

Outrage Over Kenya Rape Grows

"This was an attempted murder and it's not an isolated case; it's one among many."
Etsy and Facebook Remove Content Glorifying Violence Against Women

Etsy and Facebook Remove Content Glorifying Violence Against Women

Etsy has removed the shirts, but the shop remains open with other offensive and sexist items.
Rape Survivor Settles Lawsuit with Wesleyan and Fraternity

Rape Survivor Settles Lawsuit with Wesleyan and Fraternity

A former Wesleyan University student who was sexually assaulted in 2010 at a fraternity house, nicknamed by students the "rape factory," has settled a $10 million lawsuit against the university and the fraternity chapter.
Men Convicted in New Delhi Gang Rape Sentenced to Death

Men Convicted in New Delhi Gang Rape Sentenced to Death

Calls for the men to be executed had come from high-profile politicians and many other Indians throughout the ongoing trial.
Four Men Found Guilty in Delhi Gang Rape

Four Men Found Guilty in Delhi Gang Rape

The four convicted men will be sentenced tomorrow. They face either life imprisonment or death by hanging.
Victim Blaming Judge Gives Rapist 30 Day Sentence

Victim Blaming Judge Gives Rapist 30 Day Sentence

"Something is not right with our system when a judge can make that kind of decision."
"Rape Is Rape" Bill Fails in NY Senate, Bronx Teacher Vows to Continue Her Fight for Justice

“Rape Is Rape” Bill Fails in NY Senate, Bronx Teacher Vows to Continue Her Fight for Justice

[Trigger Warning: This post contains references to sexually violent acts and threatening behavior.] Lydia Cuomo, a 27-year-old Bronx teacher, was brutally raped at gunpoint by drunken off-duty cop Michael Pena. That was in August 2011, but over the past year Cuomo has traveled to Albany, NY numerous times to tell her horrific story in hopes of finally finding...
John Derbyshire and James Taranto Miss The Point in Pieces About Military Sexual Assault

John Derbyshire and James Taranto Miss The Point in Pieces About Military Sexual Assault

These aren't the kinds of conversations or the kind of attitude we, as a nation, need to have perpetuated in the media.
WHO: Violence Against Women is a Crisis of "Epidemic Proportions"

WHO: Violence Against Women is a Crisis of “Epidemic Proportions”

This study could be the foundation of a new era that may lead us to the end of violence against women as a whole.
Texas Air Force Recruiter Sentenced to 27 Years in Sexual Assault Scandal

Texas Air Force Recruiter Sentenced to 27 Years in Sexual Assault Scandal

Technical Sergeant Jaime Rodriguez was sentenced Friday to 27 years in prison for sexually assaulting over 20 women during his 13-year tenure in the Air Force.
Senate Armed Services Committee Removes Provision Challenging Military Sexual Assault

Senate Armed Services Committee Removes Provision Challenging Military Sexual Assault

Senate Armed Service Committee Chairman Carl Levin (D-MI) announced that he will remove a provision from the defense spending bill that would take military sexual assault cases out of the chain of command.
House Armed Services Committee Takes on Sexual Assault In Annual Military Spending Bill

House Armed Services Committee Takes on Sexual Assault In Annual Military Spending Bill

The epidemic of sexual assault across the armed forces was also the subject of a nearly eight-hour hearing by the Senate Armed Services Committee earlier this week.